Austin Adventures

6 Sep

Most of you know, two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Austin, Texas.  One of my best friends moved down there over a year ago and I have been wanting to visit her for awhile.  Well, I finally got the opportunity to go and I had the most amazing time!  Austin is wonderful and if you ever get the opportunity to go, take it!

First and foremost, it was so wonderful getting to spend some quality time with my beautiful friend, Leah.  We have always been kindred spirits and I am so thankful that I was able to have some time with her just the two of us.  She lives in a lovely part of Austin, close to downtown and in quite a charming neighborhood.

But not only did I get some amazing one-on-one time with one of my best friends, I also got to see so many fun restaurants and neighborhoods!  I feel like I don’t stay up very late anymore (I am getting old!) but not while I was in Austin – we stayed out late every night and had so much fun!  I really needed an adventure and adventure is what I got!  Thank you Leah!  We saw so many cool places and I am grateful for every minute!

One place I feel like I need to highlight in particular is the Midnight Cowboy.  This is a new bar (speakeasy style) that recently opened up in Austin where a reservation is necessary.  Leah had heard about it and called a week in advance to make a reservation and the only opening they had was at midnight!  This bar is unique because it is located in the heart of what Austin calls the dirty six.  The dirty six is sixth street in downtown Austin on weekend nights and it is super crazy!  The street is closed off to cars and it is full of really rowdy people.  But the Midnight Cowboy chose the dirty six as their location because they wanted to be a safe haven from all of the madness (and it sure was!).  So let me paint you a picture.  The Midnight Cowboy  doesn’t have a sign.  You have to know the address and look for a little red lightbulb out front.  Next to the door is a row of names with corresponding buttons.  You have to look for the name ‘Harry Craddick’ and buzz in.  Someone will appear at the door and ask you for your password.  If you have the right one (they give it to you when you make the reservation) then you will be let in.  Once inside it is a calm oasis filled with wonderful music and old world charm.  You really feel like you have been transported into a different era.  The experience was exceptional!  If you ever find yourself in Austin, you definitely have to try out the Midnight Cowboy.

Happy Thursday!

2 Responses to “Austin Adventures”

  1. Holly Clark September 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Michele, I love these photos. I love you so much.

    • Jonathan Pasma September 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      Michele, Austin sounds like one giant cupcake.